From ' When Two or Three ', page 39
' What the Neighbours Say,' by a Doctor
by ALAN STEPHENSON
Relayed from Coventry Cathedral
Directed by HENRY HALL
Directed by John Bridge
Organised by the Trustees of the Treloar Crippled
Children's Christmas Hamper Fund
Triumphant entry of the Civic Procession
The Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, accompanied by the Metropolitan Mayors, with music by THE CITY OF
LONDON POLICE BAND
Speech of welcome by Lt.-Col. the Hon.
FREDERICK LAWSON , D.S.O., M.C.
Reply by the Right. Hon. the LORD MAYOR OF
Community Singing, conducted by JOSEPH HAY
THE CITY OF LONDON POLICE BAND
(By kind permission of Lt. -Col.
Sir Hugh Turntnill , K.B.E.)
Conductor, W. BARTLETT , M.B.E.
Relayed from The Guildhall
Directed by John MacArthur
(Scottish Regional Programme)
Directed by Frank Cantell
(Leader, A. Rossi )
Directed by Emilio Colombo
Relayed from The Hotel Metropole,
Sir GEORGE DUNBAR will continue his Adventure Story, ' The Poisoned Arrow ' :
a Summary of the Week's News, by Commander STEPHEN
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
MENDELSSOHN'S STRING QUARTETS
Played by THE INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET:
André Mangeot (Violin); Walter Price (Violin) ; Eric Bray (Viola); Jack Shinebourne (Violoncello)
Quartet No. 4 in E minor (Op. 44) (concluded)
4. Presto Agitato
Andante and Scherzo (from Op. 81)
Series I—'Manners and Customs in Music '
Sir WALFORD DAVIES
Mr. C. H. MIDDLETON : ' Vegetables in winter '
Mr. C. H.
Mr. JULIAN HUXLEY (Honorary Lecturer in Zoology and Animal Biology in the University of London)
A Nativity Play in Three Scenes
By BERNARD WALKE
For the eighth successive year this Nativity play by Father -Bernard Walke is to bo relayed from the parish church of St. Hilary, in which it is acted annually. The villagers make their own dresses and play in it; simplicity and sincerity are the keynotes; and the season is right for this Christmas story in dialogue, which must have had a larger audience than that of any other in the world.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Mr. S. P. B. Mais
Relayed from America
(In co-operation with The National Broadcasting Company of America)
This evening Mr. Mais will broadcast from Boston, the capital of Massachusetts and the most historical city of North America. The district was mapped by Captain John Smith in 1614; the City itself dates from 1630, and its Old State House from 1748. Boston was prominent in the American revolution of the eighteenth century, and in the Civil War of 1854. It has a great tradition as a centre and symbol of culture. In Boston or around it Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne , Thoroau, Whittier, Long-fellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes lived almost as contemporaries, while the world-known Harvard University and its affiliated Radcliffe College (for women) are at Cambridge, just beyond the city's limits.
by Sir EDWARD ELGAR
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
ALICE MOXON (Soprano)
STUART ROBERTSON (Baritone)
This is incidental music to the children play, The Starlight Express, written by Algernon Blackwood and Violet Pearn , which was put on at the Kingsway Theatre in the middle of the war. Elgar has written very little incidental stage music, but for at least two reasons he took pleasure in providing music for this play-he made use of a real understanding of the young and a love of writing for and about them (consider only the ' Wand of Youth ' and ' Nursery ' Suites), and he sought relaxation from his war-inspired and patriotic compositions, which formed the major part of his work in the first years of the war.
The music of The Starlight Express is tonight to be presented in reference to ideas contained in the story, for the play is not, of course, to form any part of the programme. There are some eight numbers, some of which are songs, for either baritone or soprano, including those for ithe organ-grinder, and some are dances; The music 's delicate and wistful in sympathy with the play, yet the strength of characterisationfor there is more than a suggestion of the use of themes in the leittnotif manner—is that of a master.
HARRY Roy and his BAND, relayed from The
May Fair Hotel
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)